The airport police are responsible for law enforcement at Salt Lake City International Airport. This includes close cooperation with various federal, state and local agencies. The department is not a part of Salt Lake City Police Department, though they share some functions, such as evidence and record-keeping. The Airport Police Department is a separate organization exclusively serving the airport, which is a department of Salt Lake City Corporation.
Airport police officers support federal security directives and initiatives, airline security programs and passenger screening, enforce airport rules and regulations on the airfield and within secured areas, and assist with traffic and crowd control.
The Department is headed by a chief, assisted by a captain and two lieutenants. There are a number of specialty sections including: patrol (including bicycle patrol), detectives, K-9 explosive detection teams, SWAT, EOD and training.
Phone: (801) 575-2405 for emergencies
(801) 575-2470 for business matters
Fax: (801) 575-2645
P.O. Box 145550
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Investigations: (801) 575-2907
Complaints: (801) 575-2905
Requests for Police Reports (GRAMA): Visit https://dotnet.slcgov.com/ManagementServices/Grama_Internet/AddGrama.aspx
Click here to view the Outside Work Policy.
We appreciate your interest in becoming an airport police officer. When a job opening is posted you will be able to find it on the Salt Lake City's web page at www.slcgov.com. Applications are not accepted until a job is posted and all applications are to be submitted electronically, so please monitor the city web page as follows:
- Go to www.slcgov.com
- Under the header "Salt Lake City Quick Start," click on "Jobs Center"
- Click on "Current City Job Openings"
- Look for "Airport Police Officer"
If the job title listed above is not on the list, an application is not available. Once the job is listed, follow the prompts to complete the online application. Normally a job opening/testing process is advertised for four to six weeks on the web as well as in the local newspapers.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Lieutenant John Larson
Salt Lake City Department of Airports
Phone: (801) 575-2863
Fax: (801) 575-2560